Above: Brooklands Dragons JFC which Reeds Rains sponsors and Julian Dowe (centre back) and Branch Manager Phil Robinson
Reeds Rains estate agents has announced its support of the local football team, Brooklands Dragons JFC by officially sponsoring their new kit which it celebrated by welcoming ex professional footballer Julian Dowe back to the Club in Timperley where he gained valuable experience in the early stages of his career playing against them.
The sponsorship is part of Reeds Rains drive to support the local community and create greater links with it and saw this as a great opportunity to welcome Julian back to the league where he started his career.
Julian Dowe broke many goal scoring records as a teenager which led him to be signed up by Everton FC and from there went on to play for Manchester City who offered him a professional contract while he was still in school. His career developed further when, at the age of 16, made his debut for Wigan Athletic FC against Manchester United which saw him face Paul Ince and David Beckham. His success grew as he became the youngest British player to sign a professional contract in Spain when he joined CA Marbella as an 18 year old.
Julian explains: “It feels great to come back to where I played when I was growing up. The Timperley and District Junior Football League which Brooklands Dragons JFC is part of are excellent at developing young players. During my time here I gained lots of valuable experience helping prepare me for my time playing professional football both here and abroad. It’s great that Reeds Rains has offered this support to the team, their role is vital to the growth of grassroots football.” Julian has also started football4football.com a free online resource to help the grassroots game, it features contribution from some of the world’s top players and coaches.
Phil Robinson, branch manager for Reeds Rains in Sale adds: “We are delighted to be able to offer support to the local team and invite Julian along to share his experiences and inspire the young players as we launch the new kit. The team looks fantastic and as a proud resident in Sale and Timperley all my life I feel proud that we are able to support the Brooklands Dragons in this way.”